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White Collar Crime in Texas: 4 Things to Know

July 29th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

White collar crimes involve some of the most misunderstood and complicated aspects of Texas criminal law, and a large part of the confusion stems from the term itself. Contrary to popular assumption, you do not have to be wealthy or high-profile to face these charges. Anyone can be arrested for unlawful misconduct, which is actually […]

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3 Quick Facts About Texas Romeo & Juliet Laws

July 23rd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Sex Crime, Sexual Assault

You probably do not expect the ill-fated heroes from a Shakespearean tragedy to come to your rescue when charged with a sex offense, but Texas’ Romeo and Juliet statutes may provide a defense. Knowing that sexual assault of a child is one of the most serious sex crimes defined by state law, it is a […]

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What Crimes are Wobblers in Texas?

July 21st, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Felony Crimes, Houston Criminal Cases, Misdemeanor Crimes, Wobblers

Most people have a basic understanding of how crimes are organized in the classification of offenses under Texas law, which separates them into misdemeanors and felonies. Each category in turn breaks down into three levels of misdemeanor and multiple degrees of felony, but the basic distinction revolves around punishment. If you are convicted of a […]

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What Happens if I Refuse a Breathalyzer in Texas?

July 16th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Drunk Driving, DWI, Reckless Driving

Texas severely punishes those who violate laws on driving while intoxicated (DWI), and some would argue that the penalties for a conviction are even harsher than other states. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit of .08 percent, a first-time offense is a Class B Misdemeanor. You face up to 180 […]

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Comparing Civil and Criminal Domestic Violence Cases in Texas

July 14th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Houston Criminal Cases

Allegations of domestic violence are treated very seriously in Texas, which is why lawmakers have enacted numerous statutes to protect victims and their families. Still, you might not realize that the structure of these laws actually creates two separate types of legal proceedings. The allegations of an accuser could lead to: A criminal case involving […]

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Actual vs. Constructive Possession in Texas Drug Crimes Cases

July 9th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Drug Crime, Felony Crimes, Marijuana Possession, Misdemeanor Crimes

When it comes to drug possession charges, the elements that prosecutors must prove are the same in every case. The Texas Controlled Substances Act prohibits the knowing, intentional possession of a controlled substance that is listed on different Schedules and/or Penalties groups. The nature of the charges varies by the type of drug, but the […]

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Reasons a Former Prosecutor Makes the Best Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer

July 6th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Prosecution, Understanding Texas Law

If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in Texas, it is understandable that you view the prosecution as your enemy. The last thing you expect to hear is that a former prosecutor is ideally suited to defend your rights. At one time, this person was the lawyer representing the government in pursuing criminal […]

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Five Things to Know About Traffic Violations in Texas

June 10th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses

If you are stopped and cited for a traffic offense in Texas, you may be facing more serious penalties than you think. Indeed, even traffic violations can result in substantial monetary fines and other penalties that can affect your life and general well-being, especially if you have a history of traffic offenses in the state. […]

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5 Things to Know About Drug Trafficking Charges in Texas

June 8th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Drug Crime

There are many different types of drug crimes in Texas, and the type of charges a person can face will depend upon a variety of factors, including the type of controlled substance at issue, the amount of the drug in question, and whether the alleged offense involves factors that could result in a federal instead […]

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Fourth Amendment Violations and Criminal Defense: What You Should Know

June 4th, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Constitution, Criminal Defense

If you are arrested for a criminal offense in Texas and charged with that crime, you should begin working with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to fight the charges and to avoid a conviction. While there may be multiple defense strategies available to you based on the specific facts of […]

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